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How the e-Commerce Boom Impacts Supply Chain

By Rick Elfman

Luxuries such as same-day and two-day delivery options drive consumer loyalty and repeat shoppers, but that doesn’t come without a cost. The continuous rise in consumer demand for seamless and immediate shopping experiences has put great pressure on both B2C and B2B supply chain leaders to ensure inventory and infrastructure models are updated and as efficient as possible. And while some industry giants, such as Amazon, have this puzzle solved, many retailers – from big-box brands to middle-market companies – are still playing catch up, and many are failing.

Retailers live or die by their sales, and without supply chain improvements and innovations, they will not overcome the challenges or benefit from the opportunities that e-commerce presents.

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Interest in Cloud Technologies has Evolved from Skepticism to Curiosity

Oracle hosted its fifth annual Modern Supply Chain Experience (MSCE) this February in San Jose, Calif., and the depth and breadth of the company’s cloud supply chain applications were on full display. As one of the largest gatherings of supply chain professionals, MSCE attracts more than 2,500 attendees, including business leaders who are responsible for end-to-end supply chain solutions and those who have a focused supply chain expertise in areas including logistics, planning and manufacturing. MSCE provided in-depth opportunities to see and learn about the business benefits of an interconnected and integrated supply chain.

According to IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Supply Chain 2017 Predictions, by 2019, 50 percent of manufacturing supply chains will have benefited from digital transformation, with the remainder held back by outdated business models or functional structures. Given that’s less than two years away, companies must leverage innovative processes and technology advancements now to transform their supply chain. If you are not already on the path to the cloud, you are falling behind.

EFT 3PL Summit

Senior Executives from Otto, C.H. Robinson, Schenker, Tompkins, Nulogy and Adidas to Keynote the 3PL and Supply Chain Summit in Chicago.

Business intelligence and networking company eft have announced the keynote lineup for the annual 3PL and Supply Chain Summit, the leading conference for C-Level supply chain and logistics executives.

The 3PL and Supply Chain Summit in Chicago June 14-16 will welcome more than 700 leadership figures from the supply chain industry. eft have brought together a stellar line-up of keynote speakers who will set the stage for discussions across three days of learning and networking.

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